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BREAKING: Annapolis Absentee & Provisional Voting Likely To Favor Cohen

BREAKING: Annapolis Absentee & Provisional Voting Likely To Favor Cohen

| November 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

We have heard from a source that there are 326 absentee ballots in play at tomorrow’s canvass along with 130 provisional ballots issued on Tuesday. In addition there are 15 emergency absentee ballots. The malfunctioning machine in Ward 7 (precinct 17) should lean slightly to Mike Pantelides based on the results in that precinct which […]

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Conn Refuses To Congratulate Kirby, Calls For Neighborhood Unity

Conn Refuses To Congratulate Kirby, Calls For Neighborhood Unity

| November 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

Ward Six candidate Steven Conn lost the election tonight by 57 votes.  His campaign sent out a press release criticizing his opponent, the City government and the “political machine” in Annapolis. He also made a strong call for neighbors to unite and work together for Ward Six. Conn is currently suing Kirby, Friends of Kenny […]

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Annapolis Election Results

Annapolis Election Results

| November 5, 2013 | 10 Comments

UPDATE:  The Ward 7 malfunctioning machine was just fixed and the results are updated.  Pfeiffer won the ward and Cohen lost it by 34 votes.  All votes are now in and Cohen trails Pantelides by 84 votes city wide. UPDATE: With all wards counted, Annapolis will need to wait until Thursday to find out who […]

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Annapolis Election 2013: Who Will Win & Why

Annapolis Election 2013: Who Will Win & Why

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eye On Annapolis does not endorse candidates.  However, that does not mean that we are not interested in the candidates or have our own opinions.  And with that in mind, here is our analysis of what we believe will happen at the polls on Tuesday.  Call it guessing or crystal balling, but the analysis is […]

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Conn Files Defamation Suit Against Alderman Kirby, Campaign, And Activist

Conn Files Defamation Suit Against Alderman Kirby, Campaign, And Activist

| October 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Independent candidate for Ward 6, Steven Conn, has filed a defamation lawsuit against sitting Alderman Kenny Kirby and his campaign.  He is specifically alleging defamation of character, invasion of privacy and is seeking an immediate injunction. The lawsuit stems from fliers which were mailed to the residents of Ward 6 alleging that Conn had several […]

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Annapolis Reaches Agreements With 4 Unions

Annapolis Reaches Agreements With 4 Unions

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The City of Annapolis and its four employee unions have reached a historic 4-year agreement. These negotiations addressed the City’s unfunded liabilities, restoring full funding to the Police Fire Pension Plan and putting in place a solution for previously unfunded retiree healthcare. Under the agreements, Police and Fire employees and the City will increase contributions […]

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MD Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Weekend

MD Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Weekend

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation (MBCF) announces their 2013 Annual Legislative Weekend, entitled “The New Maryland: Changing Faces, Economy, and Priorities” at the Loews Annapolis Hotel located at 126 West Street beginning Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. For the past eighteen years, the MBCF has partnered with the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) to host their annual […]

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Annapolis Mayor Honors African American Alderpersons

Annapolis Mayor Honors African American Alderpersons

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a ceremony yesterday held at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis Mayor Cohen honored the work of present, past and future African American Alderpersons. According to a post made by Carl Snowden on the Annapolis Democratic Action Group facebook page. On Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4PM, at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, Maryland, Mayor Josh […]

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Schuh Endorsed By Former Lt. Governor And GOP Boss

Schuh Endorsed By Former Lt. Governor And GOP Boss

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh has announced that he has received the endorsement of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele for Anne Arundel County Executive. “Steve Schuh is a leader in the Republican Party who can help our Party grow as County Executive,” Steele said. “He has paid his dues for many […]

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Schuh Supports New Rain Tax Bill

Schuh Supports New Rain Tax Bill

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delegate Steve Schuh announced today that he supports County Council Bill 90-13, which would reduce the County’s Rain Tax to $1 per year from the current level of $34 to $170 per year. “I support the proposed reduction because the citizens of Anne Arundel County should not have been burdened with an overall increase in […]

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Pantelides Opposes Council Proposed City Dock Plan

Pantelides Opposes Council Proposed City Dock Plan

| October 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, mayoral candidate, Mike Pantelides released a statement expressing his disappointment at the city dock plan approved by the council in a mid-afternoon meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2013. “The City Dock Master Plan is incomplete. There is no traffic study, no maritime plan now, and we have no idea how much it will […]

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Annapolis Activist Receives Tweeted Death Threat Over Election Complaint

Annapolis Activist Receives Tweeted Death Threat Over Election Complaint

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: The account has changed the privacy settings and the tweets are no longer publicly viewable on Twitter. The URLs of the tweets shown below are accurate. See screen capture below. UPDATE: We contacted Mayor Cohen about this threat.  He was unaware of it until we brought it to his attention and said, “That is […]

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Mayoral And Aldermanic Debate Scheduled For October 23

Mayoral And Aldermanic Debate Scheduled For October 23

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

There will be a debate between the 2-Annapolis Mayoral Candidates & also between the 2-Ward-1 Alderman Candidates on October 23, 2013 @ 7:30PM in the Auditorium @ Maryland Hall-Annapolis. The Moderator will be Dr. Dan Nataf. The debate is jointly sponsored by the Ward One Residents Association and the Murray HIll Residents Association

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Conn Camp Challenges Kirby To Tug Of War

Conn Camp Challenges Kirby To Tug Of War

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The winner of the upcoming City election may not be known until November 5th, but people might be able to find out which Ward Six candidate is the strongest on Saturday November 2nd. Steven Conn, who has been trying to coordinate a proper debate with incumbent Alderman Kenny Kirby, threw down a gauntlet of sorts […]

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Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, mayoral candidate, Mike Pantelides released a statement expressing his disappointment with the proposed legislation that would add school capacity to the development review criteria. He said it didn’t truly address the problem. “I am glad the City Council is addressing the problem of overcrowded schools as a result of irresponsible development. This is something […]

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My Take On Crystal Spring

My Take On Crystal Spring

| October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Crystal Spring project is an enormous (by Annapolis standards) project, which, if approved, will have profound impacts on all of Annapolis and its residents, businesses, and visitors. The impacts include the environment, schools, jobs, tax base, commercial growth, senior living, traffic, and property rights; the issues are intertwined and complicated. For most of us, […]

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Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

| October 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Should we apply to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education the maxim that “you get what you pay for”?  Regular school board members earn $6,000/year (the president earns $8,000/year) to oversee an operating and capital budget of over $1 billion, one of the fifty largest public school districts in the United States out of […]

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Scott Shaffer Named Chief Economist For Anne Arundel

Scott Shaffer Named Chief Economist For Anne Arundel

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of Scott Shaffer to the position of County Economist – a first for Anne Arundel County. In this new role, Mr. Shaffer is responsible for assisting the Office of the Budget and Office of Finance in their data collection and analysis, so that appropriate metrics can […]

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Cohen And Pantelides Square Off Online

Cohen And Pantelides Square Off Online

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night at 7pm, Mayor Cohen and challenger Mike Pantelides squared off online. In a first for local politics, the two took to Twitter to answer constituent questions and concerns.  The debate was sponsored by Eye On Annapolis and WRNR Radio and held at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge. Questions could be submitted live and in […]

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WRNR & Eye On Annapolis To Sponsor Mayoral Debate

WRNR & Eye On Annapolis To Sponsor Mayoral Debate

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

WRNR Radio and Eye On Annapolis will be sponsoring a debate for the two Mayoral hopefuls in the Annapolis election. On Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm, Annapolis Mayor, Democrat  Josh Cohen and Republican challenger Mike Pantelides will square off on Twitter to talk about the issues that are important to you. While Texas’ Senator Ted […]

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BREAKING:  Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

BREAKING: Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Anne Arundel County Executive, Laura Neuman issued the following statement through a spokesperson. We are pleased that this case has been resolved and we can put it behind us. This closes a sad and sordid chapter in our County’s history, but serves as the impetus for putting processes in place that guard against this […]

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Minor Adjustment In Primary Results

Minor Adjustment In Primary Results

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A late night adjustment of the primary results was released late last evening. It did not have any bearing on the results, but some of the percentages on the Republican results changed.  Mike Pantelides captured 65% of the vote, while Bob O’Shea garnered 31%, and Frank Bradley came in with 4%. The revised results are […]

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